Photos: UK Dairy Expo 2016

More than 6,000 dairy enthusiasts gathered at the fifth UK Dairy Expo, Borderway Mart, Carlisle, at the weekend to witness some of the top dairy progeny in the country on display.

Farmers Weekly photographer was there to capture the action ringside.


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The Laird family from West Linton, Peebleshire, won the interbreed champion with their Swiss-bred Holstein Illens Atwood Australia.


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Sisters Felicity (right), 4, and Amelia Graham, 3, competed in the junior showmanship class and came joint fourth.


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Winning the Brown Swiss championship were Scottish breeders T Lochhead and sons, Dumfries, with Old Mill Wonderment Sunset.


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David Gray from Grayridge Holsteins judged the showmanship classes.


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US judge Michael Heath tapping out his Holstein and interbreed champion.


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The ringside was packed from start to finish.


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Holstein breeder Alister Laird of Blyth Bridge, Peebleshire, was awarded the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award.

It is presented each year by the Dennison family to a person judged to be an exemplary role model to the dairy industry.


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For full results and pictures of all the breed champions visit the Taking Stock blog.

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